Implementation basics, from the foundation to the whole picture.
Between software on student machines and everything the web has to offer, there are limitless possibilities for using the latest learning tools to enhance the learner experience. Great isn’t it? Well, yes. And no. more »
Drivers education courses used to include (and sometimes still do) horrifically gory films aimed at scaring young people into being safe behind the wheel. The thought of these videos still bring a shudder to many. Now, there are a lot of videos floating around places like YouTube which were created with the intention to scare kids into being safe online. Although awareness and a healthy concern is important for kids embarking on their novice online adventures is unarguably necessary, we need to be careful with our overall approach. more »
People in the world of admin or tech integration sometimes muse at the stress many parents feel about their kids technology usage. Their concerns are brought into the spotlight when schools provide or require the technology to students, technology which is used to complete the majority of homework tasks.
The use of new technologies is often compared to our recent past, when parents agonized over more »
Many schools are feeling the pinch of the worldwide economy. Even schools that aren’t are of course always looking for ways to budget more efficiently. Professional development is one area where schools are trying to find the right balance between cost and need and expectations.
Why not consider joining forces with a neighboring school? Perhaps you would like to see department x receive training on topic y. more »
Anyone who has attended an ECIS conference knows how professionally valuable of an experience it typically is. There is one new addition to the conference this year which is a must attend for progressive educators. The ICT Pre-conference Intstitute offers a range of learning experiences ranging from podcast basics and generation to tips and strategies from those implementing redefining learning practices. Click on the icon above to learn more about the aforementioned courses as well as additional, equally interesting options.